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At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference - The New York Times
The emergency room workers at Memorial Regional Hospital rushed the first patient to Room 9, which was devoted to the hope and practice of arresting death. They threaded fluid lines into her veins and readied a breathing tube. Even through gloves, they could feel the heat corseting the 84-year-old woman’s body.
florida  nytimes  nursinghome  health  medicine 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Last of the Iron Lungs
In 2013, the Post-Polio Health International (PHI) organizations estimated that there were six to eight iron lung users in the United States. Now, PHI executive director Brian Tiburzi says he doesn’t know anyone alive still using the negative-pressure ventilators. This fall, I met three polio survivors who depend on iron lungs. They are among the last few, possibly the last three.
gizmodo  health  history  medicine  ironlungs  polio 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Self-Medicating Animal - The New York Times
What can we learn from chimps and sheep and maybe even insects that
practice medicine on themselves?
nytimes  nytimesmag  chimpanzee  sheep  animals  medicine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
When the Lab Rat Is a Snake - The New York Times
Why Burmese pythons may be the best way to study diabetes, heart disease and the protective effects of gastric-bypass surgery in humans.
burmesepythons  burmesepython  snakes  pythons  medicine  lab  science  nytimes  nytimesmag 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats - The New York Times
Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an
epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.
hyperthyroidism  cats  felines  chemicals  medicine  health  nytimes  nytimesmag 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000. - The New York Times
As many Americans struggle to pay for health care — or even, with the future of the Affordable Care Act in question on Capitol Hill, face a loss of coverage — this corner of what some doctors call the medical-industrial complex is booming: boutique doctors and high-end hospital wards.
wealth  inequality  theonepercent  incomeinequality  class  medicine  health  doctors  healthcare 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How One Man’s Face Became Another Man’s Face
Patrick Hardison’s face was not always his own. Three months ago, it belonged to a young Brooklyn bike mechanic.
newyorkmagazine  science  medicine 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Mind Readers
Thousands remain trapped between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them
dreams  science  neurology  medicine  mosaic 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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